Two of the best New Year’s Eve events in Florida are happening in the Tampa area

Tampa is one of the best spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We have super fancy events happening in ballrooms and on rooftops. A recent guide to the very best New Year’s Eve events in Florida by Trips to Discover had two Tampa area events on their radar.

The first is the Pirate Water Taxi NYE Cruise. Our beautiful yellow water taxis carry visitors from Tampa Heights to Harbour Island and everywhere in between along the Tampa Riverwalk. They’ve been celebrated for their haunted cruises and Christmas Light tours. The captains on this team are carrying residents around for a New Year’s Eve spectacular too.


This 1-hour cruise includes champagne, party favors, and prime viewing of Downtown Tampa’s fireworks.  All ages are welcome, but you must be 21+ with a valid ID to drink. You can purchase tickets in advance online.

Trips to Discover’s next Tampa area choice is Light Up Clearwater presented by Shephard’s Beach Resort. There will be food, drinks, and of course the extravagant fireworks display visible along Clearwater Beach. Learn more about Light Up Clearwater on its website.


Make sure to check out our full guide to the fanciest events happening around Tampa on New Year’s Eve.

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